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By Molly Kimball
After a win over Robert Morris and a tough loss to Minnesota State at the Smashville Showcase, Boston University women’s hockey (6-7-1, 4-5-0 HEA) are set for a two game weekend. The Terriers face the Northeastern Huskies (10-8-0, 6-6-0 HEA) on Friday at Walter Brown, then head to Providence College (5-10-0, 4-6-0 HEA) for a 1pm Saturday faceoff with the Friars.
The Terriers are hungry for a win over the Huskies after a couple of close games that ended in defeat earlier in the season. A key piece to this win for BU is senior forward Lacey Martin, averaging over a point a game so far this season. The Terriers will look to her, and fellow senior forward Catherine Foulem to keep up their scoring momentum to propel BU towards a win.
Northeastern’s Skylar Irving is topping the scoresheet with 16 points, 13 of those being assists. Her ability to move the puck will be huge for the Huskies this weekend. Graduate student Peyton Anderson is another crucial player for Northeastern, with nine goals on the season.
BU continues to rely on the success of their special teams, especially their aggressive penalty kill, throughout the weekend. This intensity is essential getting back into Hockey East competition, especially for the crosstown battle with the Huskies.
After losing to Providence at their last meeting, BU looks for redemption on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers have the edge talent wise, but playing a good team game is crucial to their success over the Friars.
Providence College looks to freshman forward and Hockey East Rookie of the Week Audrey Knapp to help keep their momentum alive. With 5 goals on the season, Knapp has been a positive addition to the Friars.
The redemption weekend for Boston University starts at Walter Brown on Friday night, then moves to Providence at Schneider Arena. Both games can be streamed on ESPN+.